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  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:14 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
I'm considering buying a 1990 Vanagon that will need a new engine. I plan on putting in the Subaru ej22 since I'm in California, but I'm wondering how easy it is to still find those engines? Will I ha ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:24 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
This may be of some use to interested parties:

1) Several years after new paint job I noticed cracks in paint at body seams, orange rust stains showing.
I applied Loctite Extend Rust Neutralizer t ...
  Topic: Who uses what to clean where?
BCE56

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Views: 23375

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:15 pm   Subject: Re: Who uses what to clean where?
Old thread I know.
1) Several years after new paint job I noticed cracks in paint at body seams, orange rust stains showing.
I applied Loctite Extend Rust Neutralizer to the cracks with a q-tip. Aft ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:59 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Retorqued lugnuts. Gave it a drive thru wash. Applied dressing to tires and trim.
Took a short drive down by the beach. Looking sharp!
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:17 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Changed oil and filter, replaced fuel filter. 5-way tire rotation. Lubed shift rods, susp. bushings and rubber mounts. Cleaned and oiled K&N air filter.
Found leaking A/C Schraeder valve.

Tha ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
BCE56

Replies: 2452
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:43 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Can the manual gearshift (upper) lever be rotated to a different position? Mine is too close to my leg when in reverse.

Hmm, can you oval out the bolt holes on the plate that holds down the retain ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:02 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Can the manual gearshift (upper) lever be rotated to a different position? Mine is too close to my leg when in reverse.
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:20 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
[quote] Gonna clean them up and figure out what to do with 'em.

You might consider powder coating to prevent future corrosion and inevitable dulling of finish. Savings in Mother's and elbow grease ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:11 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Anybody using a Quick Shift?
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:49 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Oil and filter change yesterday. Reattached a loose vacuum line. Greased the shifter rods. Looks like I might need some new bushings soon, maybe new motor mounts too.
Took a drive down by the beach. ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:51 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Fuel tank question--The Bentley says 15.9gal and 2.5gal reserve. That means that the 2.5 is what is left when the needle hist the red, correct? Crazy that I have been driving VW's for 30 years and am ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:14 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
"Are there any templates or examples of camping provision lists available?"

Try here:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7930376#7930376
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
BCE56

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Views: 1964712

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:58 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
"My wife wants to design a replacement PCB that can be sent away and fabricated for a few dollars.

She measured the resistors and mapped out the traces this afternoon.
Making a cheap replacem ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:46 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Anybody know where I can get another decal like the one in my avatar pic?

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  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:46 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Last weekend: replaced (both) brake light switches. Had to do it twice- one was defective and leaked.

Yesterday: Expedient repair of melted dual 20 amp fuse holder behind D-pillar for A/C fans.
To ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:42 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
BCE56 wrote:
A/C blower died... found this fried fuse holder...What caused this?

Could BOTH of the blower fans have seized up simultaneously?


I hope not! Shocked


(Later): One way t ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
BCE56

Replies: 2452
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:07 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
A/C blower died.
Removed D pillar cover and found this fried fuse holder, apparently two 20 amp fuses. Holder is melted.
What caused this?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2080212.jpg
ht ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
BCE56

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Views: 1964712

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:15 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Crawled under the van to investigate an unusual whistling noise. Tracked it to the check valve at diff lock vacuum accumulator. Replaced it, noise gone.
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
BCE56

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:07 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
This might help:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2230698
  Topic: GW Instrument foil replacement, NEW design
BCE56

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Views: 19552

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 4:17 pm   Subject: Re: GW Instrument foil replacement, NEW design
FWIW- another option for foil replacement kits:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2367183

I'm keeping this in mind just in case...
 
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